The Queen Mary
On May 27, 1936, the Queen Mary departed from Southampton, England embarking on her maiden voyage. She boasted five dining areas and lounges, two cocktail bars and swimming pools, a grand ballroom, a squash court and even a small hospital. The Queen Mary had set a new benchmark in transatlantic travel, which the rich and famous considered as the only civilized way to travel. She quickly seized the hearts and imaginations of the public on both sides of the Atlantic, representing the spirit of an era known for its elegance, class and style.
Today we come to the happy task of sending on her way the stateliest ship now in being. It has been the nation’s will that she should be completed, and today we can send her forth no longer a number on the books, but a ship with a name in the world, alive with beauty, energy and strength! May her life among great waters spread friendship among the nations!l
The art deco ocean liner Queen Mary, now celebrating 40 years in Long Beach, has emerged as a favorite attraction with historic tours and special exhibitions; 347 spacious staterooms (larger than average cruise ship rooms) with elegant suites, Authentic Art Deco Decor, Original Art Work, original rich wood paneling from all over the world, 100% Non-Smoking Rooms, a world-class destination for traditional and eclectic live entertainment – and one of the world’s most haunted sites. Convenient to the Long Beach Convention Center, downtown shopping and dining, airports and other Southern California Attractions.